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A lobster dinner with corn, slaw and a baked potato is served at The Steam Room in Port Jefferson. (June 16, 2013)(Credit: John Griffin)

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Summer Escapes: Port Jefferson

Port Jefferson is known for its Christmas Dickens Festival and overall quaint vibe, but the village was once home to a thriving shipbuilding industry, and its harbor was home to hundreds of whalers and other seamen (and perhaps ladies). It's still a hot spot for recreational boaters, and anyone can enjoy the village's nautical treasures. Plus, the ferry to Connecticut leaves from its harbor.